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# Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on propert

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04 Jun 2008, 03:41
I'll take D on this one.

The argument implies that a three percent retail sales tax will cover the Funds collected through property taxes.

Therefore, the first statement is the one which the argument tries to refute.

The second statement proves that the claim made in the first would be false since they anticipate an influx of people from neighboring cities to boost the sales which would lead to higher collection in taxes.

Hence D.
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04 Jun 2008, 05:25
I will go with A since first bold face looks more like objection rather than claim.
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04 Jun 2008, 07:11
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Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city. Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless, implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools. Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false.
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.

C.

The first is a crtisicm, that is endorsed by the argument.

The second is the main reason that the argument endorses the plan.

Clear and simple.
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04 Jun 2008, 09:08
A

I think it's A since the author predicts that people are bound to buy because of lower sales taxes. There's no data to really prove it, but may be a correct prediction, so A.
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04 Jun 2008, 09:29
i think A looks the best option on this one
can we have the OA and the OE (if possible)
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04 Jun 2008, 12:30
I think A, because only A correctly describes the second part: the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
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04 Jun 2008, 23:12
Oh, I dont think this BF so difficult and tricky that many people choose wrong A, the same to me, except zoltan and gmatcrook OA is D
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05 Jun 2008, 05:42
sondenso wrote:
Oh, I dont think this BF so difficult and tricky that many people choose wrong A, the same to me, except zoltan and gmatcrook OA is D

I totally disagree with D. The first is most certainly NOT a point the argument seeks to refute.

Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point.

This is not how Bold faces normally work. The part afterwords is what the argument refutes not the actual bold face.

What is the source of this question?
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05 Jun 2008, 18:42
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point

But, right away, the author changes the direction: Nevertheless, implementing the plan will probably NOT reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools.

So I think his point "the critics are correct on this point" is NOT his main view any more. Do you think so?
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07 Oct 2016, 15:17
Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city.Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless,implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools.Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection. [ Correct. First is an objection raised by the critics. Since the conclusion talks about -- bound to increase - it is a prediction.]
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan. [Incorrect. The argument talks about how the same plan will achieve more returns due to something happening in the background - It is a prediction.]
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism. [Incorrect. The second is a prediction and not the main reason for its endorsement.]
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false.[Incorrect: Argument is not refuting the claim. It accepts it. - The critics are correct on this point ]
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations. [Incorrect. Second part doesn't fall inline with argument]
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07 Oct 2016, 16:08
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Aroca City currently funds its public schools through taxes on property. In place of this system, the city plans to introduce a sales tax of three percent on all retail sales in the city.Critics protest that three percent of current retail sales falls short of the amount raised for schools by property taxes. The critics are correct on this point. Nevertheless,implementing the plan will probably not reduce the money going to Aroca’s schools.Several large retailers have selected Aroca City as the site for huge new stores, and these are certain to draw large numbers of shoppers from neighboring municipalities, where sales are taxed at rates of six percent and more. In consequence, retail sales in Aroca City are bound to increase substantially.

In the argument given, the two potions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.
B. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is a point the argument makes in favor of adopting an alternative plan.
C. The first is a criticism, endorsed by the argument, of a funding plan; the second is the main reason cited by the argument for its endorsement of the criticism.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to refute; the second is the main point used by the argument to show that the claim is false.
E. The first is a claim that the argument accepts with certain reservations; the second presents that claim in a rewarding that is not subject to those reservations.

This was a great question to test the boldface question type....I chose A and here is my reasoning:
A: The first Bold face (B1) is an objection which is easily spotted by "critics protest.."...the second boldface (B2) is a prediction that is not fact but will hope to undermine the first statement.
D: I can understand why some would pick this one but I did not because the argument did not say that the first bold was false nor is its intention to disprove! It actually is stated that the author agrees that the critics are correct. The critics are saying it won't raise as much as the tax on property, not that it won't work overall. I think that is a subtle but important difference. It was acknowledged that the amount won't be as much as the tax but the hope is that with the opening of new stores it WILL be - hopeful prediction.
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23 Aug 2017, 01:47
'D' is the choice for me - Correct. The plan's likely effect on the amount of school funding is at issue in the argument, whose conclusion is that the plan probably will not reduce that funding.
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16 Dec 2017, 12:13
Dear Expert,
Please explain, why option B is wrong?
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Dear Expert,
Please explain, why option B is wrong?

The author supports the plan that is criticized by the first boldfaced portion. The author does not argue that an alternative plan should be adopted. Rather, the author says, "your criticism is based on a valid point, but here's why that point doesn't matter so much...". So even though the author does not claim that the criticism is inaccurate, the author doesn't endorse (i.e. approve of or support) that criticism.
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11 Jan 2018, 01:18
Opted for A: reason:Yes it is objection or criticism still the author is undermining this by raising his point that why taxes are on lower side so to attract business mean he is refuting that objection
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(A) The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.

Is the second part sophisticated way of saying:
The prediction (if accurate) strengthens the objection.
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Quote:
(A) The first is an objection that has been raised against a certain plan; the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection.

Is the second part sophisticated way of saying:
The prediction (if accurate) strengthens the objection.

"the second is a prediction that, if accurate, undermines the force of that objection."

is equivalent to

"the second is a prediction that, if accurate, weakens the objection."
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26 Feb 2018, 05:37
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Quote:
"the second is a prediction that, if accurate, underminesthe force of that objection."

is equivalent to

"the second is a prediction that, if accurate, weakensthe objection.

Does not - to undermine - means to weaken?

The force of objection means simply the strength by which a claim is countered to be true

Eg: I undermine the force of objection that Rob stole money from bank.

Is not this is a classic case of double negation?

Eg: I support the fact that Rob stole money from bank.
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Quote:
"the second is a prediction that, if accurate, underminesthe force of that objection."

is equivalent to

"the second is a prediction that, if accurate, weakensthe objection.

Does not - to undermine - means to weaken?

The force of objection means simply the strength by which a claim is countered to be true

Eg: I undermine the force of objection that Rob stole money from bank.

Is not this is a classic case of double negation?

Eg: I support the fact that Rob stole money from bank.

It is not a double negative - it is just a weakener

The first is an objection. The second undermines (weakens) that objection (another word for the first bold statement).
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